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Posted: May 23, 2019

Cranbrook Arts presents two exceptional workshops

Lynne Grillmair

On June 7 and 8 Lynne Grillmair is taking her students outside to learn an activity that has many years of history behind it, the skill of Plein Air.

On the Friday night she will go over the materials needed to follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), and Leonardo DaVinci (1452-1519) who also painted en plein air.

Then on Saturday the group will reconvene at Elizabeth Lake Bird Sanctuary to capture the majestic scenery on canvas. Much thanks to Elizabeth Lake Lodge owners who sponsored this workshop to bring this talented ACFA Gold status member of the Federation of Canadian Artists to Cranbrook.

Once again, fantastic instructor Rebecca Bornhauser will be teaching Taking the Intimidation Out Of Watercolour on June 22; this time Level 2. Focusing on learning how to paint rocks, mountains, water and trees. Rebecca will guide you through this medium with ease.

Another successful workshop was attended this weekend at Cranbrook Arts.

Local musician, Mehdi Makraz taught a group of participants the basics of African Drumming. Mehdi explained that humans have been drumming since the dawn of time to connect to one another and provide many other benefits.

An obvious side effect of drumming was that it evokes laughter and participants sure proved this. Further proof was in the shop when customers were smiling and moving to the beat as they watched over the drummers and listened to the boom-tat-tat-boom of the group’s djembe drums (an African Drum).

To register and get supply lists for these workshops, visit Cranbrook Arts 1013 Baker Street 250-426-4223.

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